With the launch of The Great Gatsby movie, I wanted to try my very own 20s makeup look. I chose a smoldering smoky eye in shades of purple, black and gold and paired it with a signature ’20s bow lip in red.
The gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wowed us with a classic look – neutral eye and red lip – at the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Annual Costume Institute Gala. “I wanted Rosie to look like a punk princess so I gave her a strong brow and lip, and kept the rest of her face really fresh. It made her punk element feel more modern.” said celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder for tarte cosmetics.
The brows were a major focal point tonight. “Rosie already has gorgeous, naturally full brows so I just enhanced them.” Monika used tarte’s Amazonian clay brow pencil in taupe to give her brows a sharper edge.
Monika started by applying Amazonian clay full coverage 12-hour foundation all over to even her complexion. Then she brushed tarte’s matte waterproof mineral powder bronzer in park ave princess in the hollows of her cheeks, over her temples and across her forehead to create extra dimension. Next, she mixed maracuja blush & glow brightening luminizer & cheek tint in sunlight with tarte’s cheek stain in awakening and blended it over the apples of her cheeks to bring extra light to her face. She then used tarte’s buffy bamboo face powder brush to blend everything together and make sure the contouring was seamless.
Monika used different shades of bronze from tarte’s call of the wild palette Amazonian clay 8-shadow collector’s palette to create a smudgy, washed-out eye that went from light to dark. She started by sweeping the shade wild all over her lids and into her inner corners, then brushed meow close to her lashlines and pulled it out toward the edges. She took the shadow instinct and blended it into the center of her lids, and brought that same shade onto her lower lashlines to bring everything together. She finished by painting her lashes with three coats of lights, camera, flashes statement mascara.
Monika created a custom burgundy shade for Rosie by layering two colors. First, she filled in Rosie’s lips with LipSurgence lip tint in moody (a deep berry) and then went over it with glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick in wild, (a vivid red) to create a long-lasting, edgy hue.
Just wanted to share with you guys a bridal makeup shoot done by my friend Anita when I was in Hong Kong. This was the third time I worked with Anita and once again, I had a total blast (thanks so much Tata!)